This bustling spot got its name after the pleasant shade (Croatian hladovina) provided by the tall beech trees. Many visitors suggest it is one of their favourite rest stops. The Hladovina bistro is situated at the south entrance (Entrance 2) to Plitvice Lakes National Park, and just as its name suggests, offers plenty of deep shade where you can hide from the scorching sun. Hiding from the sun is not the only reason to visit this bistro. While the pleasant shade protects you from the sun, take a deep breath and enjoy the zen in this quiet corner of the nature. Stop at the bistro before or after your visit to the national park. Relax with a cup of coffee and a hot meal or a refreshing drink and grilled food.